This new publication under my imprint will be launched at a showing of Mike Leigh’s film Peterloo at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle on Saturday 3 November.
On 11th October 1819 tens of thousands of people poured on to Newcastle Town Moor to register their anger at the recent event in Manchester, the Peterloo Massacre, where unarmed demonstrators had been cut down by the sabre-slashing Yeomanry. In its size the Newcastle gathering may rate, even today, as the biggest political event in the north east region’s history, yet it is little known. This pamphlet examines the background and pieces together the story of the happenings and their aftermath.
John Charlton taught in High Schools and at Leeds Polytechnic and Leeds University. He is the author of several books including
Hidden Chains: The Slavery Business and North East England (2008)
Don’t you hear the H Bombs Thunder: Youth and Politics on Tyneside (2009)
Making Middle England (2017) published by History & Social Action Publications:
The Wind from Peterloo
ISBN No. 978-0-9927299-4-3
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Debate about Peterloo and its importance
See John Harris in The Guardian